Family Pic Nov 2015

Family Pic Nov 2015

Friday, March 18, 2011

Our second visit....

Today's visit with the kids was fun and more relaxed.  Julia seemed much better.  We didn't push the touching much, just played with her.  She loved this.  She even snuggled into me a bit.  I loved this!  When they brought her to us, they handed us a small spit cloth.  We can tell she has a head cold and she was drooling more today.  The first time my hand reached toward her face to wipe her mouth, she flinched big time and arched away from me.  The second time she was a little bit better.  By the third and fourth time, she was okay.  She already learned that I was going to be gentle with her.  Sweet doesn't even begin to describe how precious she is!  Oh how we love her....and will be loved by so many more at home : )





 She was very intentionally banging this ball to her other hand, very much enjoying the noise it made.  She then learned the game of throwing it to the floor and making us retrieve it for her.  She would smile as the ball came closer when she reached out to take it.



I love this one.....so sweet : )

You could tell Aaron couldn't wait to come and play with us.  We brought a back pack full of small toys that he quickly rummaged through.  We had tennis balls, bubbles, play dough, coloring book with crayons, a toy car, and a picture book filled with pictures of our house and his siblings.  He liked looking at the picture of his bedroom and bunk bed he will be sleeping on.  Tatiana's son Edward drove us to orphanage today.  He was great at translating our conversations with Aaron.  Aaron was asking if he could sleep on the top bunk.  We told him maybe when he's older.  He also wanted Edward to clarify that Steve and I would be living there with him.  He wanted to know when he would be going to live at this new home.  He now understands....."wait, wait, wait, and then you will go."  He knows he will go on an airplane to get home.  He is very excited about this!  We showed him the picture of our pool in the backyard.  He mentioned that he only wanted to go swimming if there was a little bit of water in it.  We told him that we would hold him in the water.  He was okay with this idea.  When he had to leave to go have lunch, he wanted to bring all the toys back to his "groupa."  We let him take one play dough, one bubbles container, a small puzzle, and his toy car we brought for him.  Oh, one more thing.....he is going to learn English sooooo fast.  He was already using several English words we taught him today without repeated prompting.  The word "open" is most definitely in his vocabulary now.  He also said, "I love you" when we said goodbye! 












Tomorrow we are going back again.  Steve's mom and I are going so Grandma can meet her new grandchildren....can't wait!

20 comments:

  1. he must be so excited you guys are going to be wonderful parents to him and julia..way to go!!!

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  2. They are too cute! Many prayers!!!

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  3. Thank you for sharing the updates! My heart swells each time I read one. They are so precious!

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  4. Thank you for sharing this story, Carey. It is wonderful to see what you and your family are doing.

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  5. Love every detail of your visits!! I'm so excited for your family and the JOY these two blessings from God are bringing into it : )

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  6. Love the pictures and details. It makes our day!!

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  7. What Kathryn said--this made my day! Thank-you for sharing! They come home with you in just a few weeks, right?

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  8. Some of the best pictures in the world! I love their smiles!

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  9. Love the photos! Praise God! Love the smiles.

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  10. Carey - It does my heart so much good to know that this sweet little girl is FINALLY be loved on by the family she SO deserves. I seriously cry every time I see pictures of her (and oh how I can't wait to see her in something besides that same pair of pajamas!). And Aaron...precious Aaron, I can already tell that he is going to be such a blessing to you! That boy is wise beyond his years, what an old soul you have found in him. Thank you so much for sharing them with us. Much love to you and your growing family!

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  11. It makes me so so happy to hear about them. Aaron just touches my heart. And both seem to be very fast learners.

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  12. such a blessing to your family. photos and details are priceless and such a joy to read.

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  13. Beautiful. I love this so much!

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  14. sweet sweet sweet lovies.

    How BLESSED you are, friends.

    We can't stop smiling in our home :)

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  15. They already look so happy...God is good!

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  16. Just got home and am catching up...bawling my eyes out. I'm just so happy for ALL of you!!

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  17. Oh, how sweet! I'm so happy for everyone -- for them, for all of you! What an important time for you all -- meeting people who will have a tremendous impact on you for the rest of your life!
    And what a little sweetheart, Aaron! Sounds like you guys are going to luck out with one of those wonderful "attach-the-moment-you-meet" adoptions that I so love hearing about!

    I have questions about Julia:
    - Can she speak? Or sign? (If not, from what you can tell thus far, are these things that she could possibly do in the future? Or is her condition limiting in this way?)
    - Can she stand? Looking at the photos, she seems to have pretty good strength in her arms, torso too!

    And my goodness, she is tiny! So sweet!

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